Dear God, I feel a veil between you and me and, try as I might, my thoughts and prayers cannot pierce it. I sit, and go through the motions of praying to you, of seeking your guidance, but the truth is that I am thinking primarily about my worldly pursuits.
Lord, let me focus my thinking today on how I will best serve you. Let me seek out contrary action, doing the tasks that I would rather not do or that scare me. Let me fill my day with kindness, with productive action, with right thinking.
Let me please see how my daily life, far from being a barrier to my relationship with you, can instead be a living prayer.